Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

(2016)

Evil comes home...

The final instalment in the franchise based on Capcom's massive video game series. Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

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I won’t sugar-coat it: this is a bullshit action film. That isn’t the same as being a dumb action film. It’s that too, but dumb action films can be super fun, as John Wick and the latest Fast & Furious films prove. No, for a dumb action film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is not that fun, and that’s why I call it a bullshit action film.... More

The “plot” sees Alice (Milla Jovovich) in a post-apocalyptic world where she has only 48 hours to find a cure for the T-virus and save humanity from the undead. That’s it.

There are other characters, but they’re either henchmen with no personality or allies with no personality. The exception is Iain Glen (Game of Thrones’ Jorah) who returns to the role of Dr Issacs, channelling his inner Malcolm McDowell for maximum b-movie stiff-upper-lip villainy cheese. It’s kinda great.

However, the film usually fails where it counts – in the action. Director Paul WS Anderson displays every car chase, fistfight, and shootout with a visual spazziness that’ll often have you thinking “Wait, what just happened?” It’s like the cameraperson shot all these scenes one-handed while balancing on a unicycle during an earthquake, then edited it with a NutriBullet.

It’s only when Anderson calms the fuck down that the film gets good, turning into a confined horror where shots last longer than half a second. A scene involving a giant industrial fan is genuinely tense – if unoriginal – as is a Cube-like maze of death.

Jovovich also continues to look and sound like a badass, and to the film’s credit, it’s not afraid to mess her up in a Die Hard sort of way. She’s always been a great action star in a series that couldn’t keep up with her.Hide


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BY JackWallace superstar

Why did I even put myself through this? I know I shouldn't be disappointed, Paul W.S. Anderson makes utter sh*t, but I was hoping for at least a fun, unpretentious guilty pleasure. Watching Resident Evil: The Final Sh*t F*ck was a torturous experience. I had no idea what the f*ck was going on because the story is so confusing and doesn't make sense. Why should I care about characters if I know nothing about them? One of the bad guys is just a ripoff of Agent Smith from The Matrix. The editing... More is atrocious, there's so many quick cuts during the action scenes, it looks horrible. Jump scares aren't scary, they're predictable. If you love the other Resident Evil movies, you'll love this one too, and that's fine. Everyone else, don't waste your time and money on this stinky pile of turds 💩💩💩. Grade: FHide


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The Press Reviews

  • The repetitiveness and occasional incoherence of the nonstop action leave the audience exhausted for all the wrong reasons. Full Review

  • The action is practically non-stop from beginning to end, but is never remotely exciting due to the Cuisinart-style editing that reduces it all to an incomprehensible, messy blur. Full Review

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